Meal Planning and Whole Foods: Joe Justice’s Busy Lifestyle Solution

In this episode I chat more the whole food diet. Now, I’ve dabbled in various diets before – South Beach, Atkins, Mediterranean, you name it. But if you ask me, the whole food diet is where it’s at. No processed stuff, just good ol’ whole foods.

Picture loads of fruits and veggies on your plate. If it’s in a box or a package, forget about it. I’m talking oats, fruits, veggies – things that don’t need an ingredient list. Keep it simple, you know? I’m not a huge grains guy, so I lean towards veggies, meat, and everything that’s as close to its natural state as possible.

Now, before you think I’m whipping up complicated gourmet meals every day, let me set the record straight. I’ve got those days when I don’t have hours to spare in the kitchen. Take my Asian chicken stir-fry, for instance. It’s a family favorite, but it takes about an hour to put together. And let’s be real, who’s got that kind of time on a busy day?

So, here’s the thing. If you’re in a rush or don’t feel like channeling your inner chef, there’s still hope for you and your whole food journey. Meal planning – that’s the secret sauce. Start small – plan just one meal. Monday’s chicken breast and broccoli night. Easy, right? Cut up chicken into bite sized chunks and you got lot carb chicken nuggets, bake ’em with broccoli, and boom – dinner’s served.

Over time, you can expand your whole food horizons. Try low-carb burgers with lettuce wraps, experiment with different seasonings, and don’t forget to keep it simple. And hey, if life gets a little crazy and you end up at the drive-thru, no biggie. Just get back on track next time.

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